The Papers of Albert Davis Munrow



The following is a link to the papers of Munrow's father who was a PE teacher who wanted to spread the word of the need for physical, and  mental health via exercise.


https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/search/archives/5ea5e605-4201-3670-885f-fdfea47fec99













........The Old Gym is interesting not just for its architecture. Its construction in 1939-41 followed the Physical Training Act of 1937, promoted by the prime minister Neville Chamberlain as part of a drive to improve public health by integrating physical education into daily life. It was built under the supervision of Albert Davis Munrow, who was appointed Director of Physical Education by the university in 1939 and remained in post until he retired in 1970. This full time position was established to make physical education and instruction an integral part of the university curriculum; in the same year, physical education was made compulsory for all first year students......




The above is an extract from the following link
https://c20society.org.uk/casework/still-fit-for-purpose-the-old-gym-birmingham/

















































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